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30-day readmissions, hospital discharge, postdischarge follow-up calls, quality improvement, stroke



  1. Hwang, Pauline J. DNP, AGACNP-BC


Abstract: Hospital readmissions are major contributors to increased healthcare costs and lower quality of life. Despite advanced stroke care, patients who have experienced a stroke require ongoing follow-up care to prevent complications and hospital readmissions. We evaluated the impact of NP follow-up calls, providing another level of expertise to promptly identify new symptoms and complications, on readmission rates in patients who have experienced stroke.